Tuesday, September 11, 2018

RECIPE: Chicken Pulao

Many readers tell me that reading BUSTED IN BOLLYWOOD makes them hungry, so here's a hearty Indian meal that's quick and easy and oh so delicious.



My mum has cooked a version of chicken pulao for years as a quick, easy meal. 
But I didn't know how easy it actually was until I made it this weekend.

Great for dinner parties, as you can take the entire pot!

I liked this version on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_AW0RTKOmc then tweaked it to create my own version.

Here are my ingredients:

-roughly 1kg chicken thigh fillets, chopped into smallish pieces
-5 tablespoons yoghurt
-big handful chopped mint and chopped coriander
-1 tbspn chilli powder
-1 tbspn turmeric
-4cm knob ginger
-4 garlic cloves
-1 tsp salt
(these ingredients form the marinade.)

-8 cloves
-8 cardamom pods
-1 onion
-3 cups basmati rice
-5 cups water



 This shows the herb/spice mix before I put the chicken in.
(Make the ginger/garlic into a paste.)



This shows after I added the chicken and mixed.

METHOD:

Let the chicken marinate for 1 hour in the yoghurt, herbs, spices, salt, garlic, ginger.
Rinse and soak the rice for the same, then drain.

In a pot, heat oil (or ghee), enough to coat the bottom.
Fry cloves and cardamom until fragrant.
Add onion and fry until translucent.
Add chicken and fry for several minutes, stirring constantly. 
Add rice and fry, ensuring every grain is coated with the marinade. (Frying the rice will ensure it's fluffy at the end.)
Add 5 cups of water, cover and simmer on low until cooked (usually 20-30 minutes.)


This is the finished product.
Delish!
Can be served with raita for added zing but yummy on its own.

Thursday, September 06, 2018

What to read after Crazy Rich Asians


"IF YOU ENJOYED CRAZY RICH ASIANS, YOU'LL LOVE BUSTED IN BOLLYWOOD. 
AN ABSOLUTE MUST-READ!"
Soraya M. Lane, #1 Amazon bestselling author

Fresh, flirty, feel-good, fun, BUSTED IN BOLLYWOOD  will transport you into a world of crazy families, delicious Indian food and matchmaking mayhem!

Grab your copy today!

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

WILD THING is out...in the wild!



I'm thrilled that the second book in the Hot Sydney Series with Harlequin Dare is now out in the UK and the USA.

Go grab it now!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

RELEASE DAY: Wild Thing in AU/NZ


14 years after my first book hit the shelves, the feeling of excitement on release day never grows old!

WILD THING is out now in Australia/NZ!
(June 28th in the UK, July 1st in the US.)

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And available in Big W, Target, K Mart, etc...

Saturday, June 02, 2018

French kissing

Excited to see my first Harlequin Dare SWEET THING releasing in France!

The Magnetic brand is intense, sexy and modern so check it out at Harlequin France.

It's also burning up the bestseller list over on Amazon France on release day.

And yes, there's kissing...and more...in French!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Royal weddings and romance


While we all cope with coming down from the royal wedding high last weekend, you can still fill your life with some fairytale romance.

Mills and Boon Australia has discounted my wedding book to only $1.99 for a limited time only.

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